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Clinical Team Lead

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£61,341 to £70,439 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will have a job plan balancing the needs of clinical and operational team management and clinical interventions. You will have skills in assessing and treating young people referred with mental health problems, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder and special education needs. You will have close ties to other health and social care providers and education services.

The SCAN service Supports children & young people with severe learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who attend specials schools, where the degree of impairment is significant and coupled with mental health difficulties including severe challenging behaviour. SCAN works closely with the Cheviots (Enfield Children's Social Services), Paediatricians, and Special Schools.

The STAY project works with young people with special needs and behaviour challenges and for whom there is a risk of home or special school breakdown and admission to hospital or residential school/placement.

This post is based in a supportive multi-disciplinary team working with sound working relationships with other professionals. The service is committed to evidence-informed practice, young people's participation and utilising outcome measures is essential.

Main duties of the job

This role is to manage and lead on the service provision and development of Enfield CAMHS within the SCAN & STAY service. The role includes having a clinical caseload providing expert therapeutic intervention, as well as the leadership and management of the service. This role is supported by job planning along with support from other managers and clinical leads within Enfield CAMHS. The post holder has overall responsibility for the delivery of the service provision and for implementing and reviewing systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high-quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust and the Commissioners . The role is also a member of Enfield CAMHS senior management / leadership team and may be responsible for work related to other teams within the service.

Please see Job Description for further details.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To take overall management responsibility for all aspects of service delivery and operational matters.
  • Provide senior clinical leadership / consultation to colleagues
  • To maintain an active caseload as relevant to professional registration in line with job plan as determined with CAMHS Clinical Lead. Job plan will allow for balance of clinical / managerial work as required by the needs of the service.
  • To support and supervise staff, chair team meetings and respond to queries. To advocate for the service be instrumental in leading
  • To develop robust interagency relationships with, Children, Young People and Families within the Service Line, and other key agencies, supporting the development of integrated care pathways and locality working.
  • Responsible for overseeing and monitoring of key performance indicators, which may include managing waiting lists

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with relevant health professional body
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS, Systemic Family Therapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Membership of HCPC or UKCP
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Qualified ASD training, i.e. ADOS
  • Accredited supervisor training
  • Teaching / Mentoring qualification
  • Management / Leadership qualification
Experience And Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical experience as a registered healthcare practitioner within community Neurodevelopmental / Learning Disability CAMHS
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience at Band 8a or higher in a children / young persons mental health setting.
  • Experience of providing psychological therapies to children, young people and their families with a wide range of moderate to severe mental health problems in the community
  • Experience of child safeguarding procedures and how these apply in community CAMHS
  • Experience of developing clinical practice
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a clinician and also within the context of a multidisciplinary team/care plan
  • Experience of clinical audits and developing action plans for improvement
  • o Ability to contain, explore and formulate an understanding of high levels of distress both directly with patients and indirectly via supervision of other staff
Skills And Abilities Essential
  • Good IT skills with knowledge of electronic clinical records and Microsoft systems
  • Clinical and management supervision and appraisal skills
  • To be able to function as part of multi-disciplinary team and liaise with external agencies i.e. primary care, education, social and health care.
  • Biopsychosocial assessment skills Good reflective skills
  • Job planning and time management skills, for self and supporting others
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
  • Understanding of the policy and legislation issues influencing the work environment.
  • Well developed skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to children, young people, families and carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Maintain professional standards and follow codes of practice
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with relevant parties
  • Ability to adopt a positive view of change with a 'can do attitude'
  • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • A flexible approach
Other Requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel to other sites and the community as and when required.

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